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New Covers 0

New Covers

Very grateful to Accent Press for coming up with lovely new covers for my ebooks…they also provided the fab promotional banner. My dear pal and hugely talented writer, Philip Casey, has come up with...

Asilomar Beach, Big Sur Photo 0

Elsewhere

Photographs can feel like time capsules. You open an album and there you are on a beach in your late teens staring besottedly at the camera. I own such a photograph. The reason why...

Basil in Flower 0

Telly Tales

Recent tv programmes I’ve really enjoyed include ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ and ‘Man Made Home’ with Kevin McCloud (loved his boyish zeal for scrap metal etc…great ‘sustainability’ info). Very glad that dear Nigel Slater...

Cappucino 0

Swanky Cappuccinos

I love having a cappuccino in a swanky hotel while sitting on a fabulous sofa. It is a small luxury and though I have quite a number of middle-aged hippy tendencies the palpable sense...

Website, cake and countryside 0

Website, cake and countryside

Haven’t posted a new blog for a while because of various website technical thingys. This led to many a phone conversation along the lines of “You want me to press what? Yes I think...

Wales, Writing And A Secret 0

Wales, Writing And A Secret

WITH a surname like Wynne-Jones my family’s Welsh roots are obvious. My dad spent his early years in Lampeter and later on in Llanishen and it’s important to me that I know that because...

What Agents Want, Soft Chairs and Gardening 0

What Agents Want, Soft Chairs and Gardening

If you want to read an insightful and helpful article about ‘What An Agent Wants’ click here. It’s from the Novelicious.com website and my own agent has kindly mentioned me in it. Many thanks...

Fun Video of Dolphins Playing with Cat 0

Fun Video of Dolphins Playing with Cat

I am very fond of dear dolphins and I am very fond of dear cats but you don’t often see the two of them playing together! Click to watch the frolics here. Podcasts.ie kindly...

Super Documentary About Very Smart Animals 0

Super Documentary About Very Smart Animals

Adored the television programme ‘Super Smart Animals’. Fabulous footage of canny birds and a maths genius monkey etc. Whales, dogs, a parrot and meerkats were amongst the stellar contributors. Congratulations to the BBC and...

Stargazing, Novels and Cute Pigs 0

Stargazing, Novels and Cute Pigs

Found a nice pink DKNY jumper in a charity shop on Saturday for only €6.Love a bargain! And finished reading ‘On Chesil Beach’ by Ewan McEwan yesterday. It is masterfully written, intimate and poignant....

Masking tape, Christmas and a big turf fire 0

Masking tape, Christmas and a big turf fire

I don’t have a great relationship with Sellotape. I know that it is theoretically a useful product…but if I use it to wrap Christmas presents…that festive paper is usually pretty shiny and slithery anyway….the...

Midnight In Paris and the Sandwich 0

Midnight In Paris and the Sandwich

Went to see Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight In Paris’ the other day. It was an afternoon showing. Snuck into the cinema after the lights had gone down with a very large sandwich I’d just purchased....

Guilty Pleasures 0

Guilty Pleasures

Found myself watching the X Factor last weekend. There, I’ve admitted it. At least yesterday evening I only watched part of it…was more interested in dear Stephen Fry’s programme ‘Planet Word’. I gave myself...

The writing process and the corrugated boiler flue 0

The writing process and the corrugated boiler flue

‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.’ Maya Angelou I really really enjoyed watching ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ on the telly the other...

Porcelain Unicorn 0

Porcelain Unicorn

The Porcelain Unicorn is a BEAUTIFUL prize-winning three minute film and a fabulous example of concise effective storytelling. It was mentioned in The Irish Times recently. Well worth a look. http://url.ie/d05w Warm wishes, Grace